The Social Psychology Section is seeking nominations for the 2021 Cooley-Mead Award. The Cooley-Mead Award is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology. In addition to receiving the award, the recipient presents an address to the Social Psychology Section at the 2020 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. In 2020 the award went to Jan Stets. Prior winners of the Cooley-Mead Award are listed at: https://www.socialpsychologyasasection.com/cooley-mead-award.html
Nominations must be received (email only) by January 1, 2021, and should include a brief description of the career contributions that make the candidate deserving of the award. Nominations may include supporting letters in addition to the nominating letter. Please send to Andre Christie-Mizell, Committee Chair, at email@example.com. The Committee this year is: Jan Stets (UC-Riverside), Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska, Amanda Gengler (Wake Forest), and Peggy Thoits (Indiana University).
Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award
Deadline: February 1, 2021
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the 2021 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award. In 2021, the award will be given to a book published between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2020. Nominations must include the full reference of the book, including ISBN number, contact information for the publisher, and a brief statement (one or two paragraphs) regarding its merits. To be eligible for the award, the first author of the book must be a member of the Social Psychology Section. In addition, nominators must be members of the ASA Social Psychology Section. Self-nominations are welcome. Please send submissions by 1 February 2021 to the chair of the committee, Michael Flaherty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduate Student Paper Award
Deadline: March 1, 2021
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should be article length. Eligible papers include those that, between March 2019 and March 2020, were submitted for a class or seminar; filed as a thesis or dissertation; presented at a professional meeting; submitted or accepted for publication; pre-published on a journal website; or published. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students and members of the Social Psychology Section at the time of the paper submission. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration each year. Multi-authored papers may be submitted if all authors are students and section members, but the prize must be shared. The recipient(s) will receive $500. Please send a PDF version of the paper by March 1, 2021 to Mary Gallagher, (email@example.com), chair of the committee.
Graduate Student Investigator Award
Deadline: March 1, 2021
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Investigator Award. The award provides support for an innovative and outstanding research project that makes a significant contribution to social psychological scholarship. The proposed research may serve as the applicant’s dissertation, thesis, or other publishable research. The award provides up to $1,000 to meet some of the research expenses associated with the proposed research. Interested graduate students should submit: (1) a proposal of no more than 8 double-spaced pages (page count does not include references, figures, tables, or appendices), (2) a budget describing how the funds will be used, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) a supporting faculty reference. The graduate student applicant should first fill out the form at this link; the faculty reference form and the faculty reference letter can be submitted at this link.
The proposals should be organized as: a) introduction, b) background/theory, c) methodology (specifying data, sampling, measurement, and IRB approval plans/status), and d) significance/impact for sociology and social psychology. Measurement instruments and other supplementary material can be included as an appendix to the proposal.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria: theoretical significance, creativity of the research, the appropriateness and quality of the methods, and the potential contribution to the field of social psychology. The student applicant must be a current member of the ASA Social Psychology Section. A student may only submit one application for consideration each year. Please send a PDF version of the proposal, CV, and budget in one document by March 1, 2021, to Kait Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the committee.